The Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League (MIHL) was formed prior to the 1999 - 2000 Michigan High School Athletic Association hockey (MHSAA) season with the stated goals of promoting quality high school hockey, good sportsmanship and player development. So far, the league has been very successful in obtaining its goals. Since its inaugural season the league has accounted for 28 MHSAA State Championships, the average penalty minutes per game is the lowest in the state and several players from the league have continued their hockey careers at the junior hockey level, at the collegiate level (75 Division I college players) and a few (30) have made it to the professional level. In the 2000 – 2001 season all three state championships came from the MIHL – Division I – Catholic Central, Division II – Grosse Pointe North and Division III - Cranbrook. This occurred again in the 2014 – 2015 season when – Division I – Catholic Central, Division II – Brother Rice and Division III – Cranbrook swept the MHSAA Championships.